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    September 25, 2012
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does it sound crazy? well, think again. powered by google, it just got the green light. nbc bay area's business and tech reporter scott budman has the details. >> reporter: like a high-tech version of the wright brothers, google co-founder and california governor jerry brown cruised up to google headquarters to make it official. the self-driving car is now street legal in california. >> but it really has the power to change people's lives. that's why i'm really excited about it. >> google has been testing the self-driving cars for 300,000 miles and says they're safer than human drivers. it'll still be a while before you or i can go buy one, but so much progress has been made over the last few years, brinn says these cars are on their way to regulation status. >> self-driving cars can make a transformative difference, which is really enabling huge classes of people who were previously
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effectively trapped or very hampered in their ability to get around the world. >> reporter: they're potentially energy and time-saving, letting people get things done. >> that's the essence, i understand, of google, being able to imagine what isn't and bringing it to reality. so today we're looking at science fiction becoming tomorrow's reality. the self-driving car. >> reporter: but even before it gets the green light, a question was asked about tickets and running red lights. >> self-driving cars do not run red lights. >> reporter: and how about this? people are talking about google glass for eyeglasses, but what about for the windshield? imagine this, you're being driven to work and your stock quotes and facebook updates and all the data you need broadcast right there on the windshield in front of you. with a possible peek into the future in mountain view, i'm scott budman, nbc, bay area news. >> christopher butler, the
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private investigator who made a name for himself with the stable -- the one-time celebrity investigator will be spending eight years in prison for his part in orchestrating dirty arrests that led to a law enforcement scandal that rocked the east bay. live in oakland with new details. jodi? >> reporter: jessica, christopher butler's voice cracked we motion as he apologized to the community for the anxiety, fear, and suffering he has caused. today, he learned his fate for his crimes. a once stardom-seeking private i. who made national news with his so-called mommy p.i.s is heading to prison to do some hard time. a federal court judge sentenced christopher butler to eight years behind bars for extortion, robbery, and conspireing to deal drugs. >> any defendant at this point realizes that for a year and a
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half of conduct and i'm rounding out that he has really done great damage. not only to himself. but to the reputation of law enforcement. >> nbc bay area was the first to obtain this undercover video showing butler and the former commander of contra costa county's drug enforcement team taking part in an apparent drug deal. butler admitted he teamed up with welsh to steal drugs from law enforcement evidence lockers and sell them back on the street. he also says the pair opened a brothel in pleasant hill. all things he's now willing to testify to in court earning him a lighter sentence. >> the extent of his cooperation was extraordinary. the extent to which everything he said to the authorities from day one was completely borne out as factually accurate, corroborated by others. this was the reason the
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government did go to bat for him. >> butler choked back tears as he apologized to the community, law enforcement, and family. >> i think he is genuinely sorry. because it was for 51-year-old person, a limited period of his life where he just got off the track. and there are a lot of reasons for it, it's nobody else's fault but his, and he's very sorry. >> reporter: now, things could have been much worse for butler. he faced a minimum of 12 1/2 years behind bars under the sentencing guidelines. actually the sentence the probation officer recommended. but because he is cooperating with the government and is willing to testify against his alleged co-conspirator norman welsh, he got the lighter sentence. we did talk to welsh's attorney tonight, and he says he's shocked by the eight-year sentence claiming butler has lied every step of the way. reporting live in oakland, nbc bay area news. new tonight at 6:00, a
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demand for more answers. the father of a bay area teenager who died during a spiritual retreat in peru wants a second autopsy done on his son's body. shawn nolan said he thinks his 18-year-old son kyle was murdered. nolan has raised more than $8,000 to bring his son's body back to the united states. police say he drank a hallucinatic drink. the father says people don't die from ingesting such a drink. prosecutors are painti inin clearer picture of how a 9-year-old girl was snatched from her school. they say the girl left the class to go to the bathroom on friday. as she washed her hands, a man came up behind her, groped her, and put his hand over her mouth. they say that man then carried her off campus. a couple blocks away, she managed to make a run for it after kicking and throwing rocks at him.
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he was arrested on saturday and also accused of verbally harassing girls at a nearby school and giving vodka to boys at another school. no charges filed in the shooting death of a 3-year-old boy. today the santa clara county d.a.'s office announces that the boy accidentally killed himself with his father's weapon. the investigators are calling it a horrible, irreversible mistake. the shooting took place at the family's home in gilroy on july 5th after the boy found his father's gun in a night stand drawer. they say the shooting, prosecutors that is, didn't meet all the required elements for charging officer brandon orlando with criminal storage of a firearm. >> he made a terrible, terrible mistake. and he and his family will be paying for it for the rest of their lives. but it didn't rise to the level of gross negligence which is what we need to consider for purposes of filing criminal charges. >> the d.a. says it is a sad and
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cautionary tale about gun safety. well, the search continues for victims of the speed killers. they are back in the town of lyndon doing what they call another site survey of the area where the remains of several victims were found earlier this year. they investigated the soil, but no actual digging has taken place. they were arrested for several murders in a drug-fueled killing spree back in the 1980s and '90s. last month, though, shermantine was brought back to pinpoint where investigators should look for more remains. the fun will not go unchecked on party buses here in california. after several deadly accidents, the governor signed into a law, signed into law a bill that cracks down on underage drinking onboard these vehicles. the law is bittersweet for doug and linda studebaker, the couple's 19-year-old son breath was killed two years ago when he crashed his car after drinking
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on a party bus. today they spoke at their peninsula home with assemblyman jerry hill who authored the bill. >> and i feel happy. happy that something good can come out of something so bad. and i think -- >> i think it's nicely put. we feel brett's presence quite a bit. we know that brett is smiling down. on this day. >> the new law requires an adult chaperone, also requires i.d.s to determine who's under 21 and many other changes. there are stiff fines for those who don't confine. a lot can happen in five months. the 49ers' new stadium is taking shape in santa clara. you can see for yourself.
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maryann favro joins us live. you can almost see it intact there. >> reporter: absolutely, raj, you really can see how much progress has been made in the last five months. and crews have been working 20 hours a day to put up 18,000 tons of steel. that work has paid off because the project is now officially 15 % complete. and it is expected to be on time. today, i got a tour. >> it's like building your house at the same time you're designing it. >> reporter: and this is what that house also known as the new santa clara stadium looks like so far. >> we've just crossed the 50% completion of our steel erection, which is a milestone for us. there's a little over 14,000 pieces to be erected. >> reporter: the project broke ground in april and so far is on budget and on time, which means the 49ers will play here for the 2014 season. and this is the suite tower
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where you'll get the best views of the game. and this piece of metal dangling in the air is the escalator you'll use to get to your seat. the work here is also creating excitement about jobs. >> right now we have 400 workers that are out here. this will grow 1600 to 1700 when we're at our peak. >> reporter: and within the next two years, an estimated 7,000 workers are expected to play some role in making the stadium a new landmark in the south bay. what's unique about this stadium is that crews installed 30 miles of plumbing and electrical pipe before they actually even put in a single pile. that's unheard of in construction. now, also, what they are planning to do is tomorrow start pouring all of the concrete deck. so work here is really moving fast. reporting live in santa clara, maryann favro, nbc bay area
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news. >> that it is. thank you, maryann. digging up history, an unexpected find in the bay area and what experts hope to learn from it. also, google taking a shot at apple over that high profile map flap. will google maps be returning to the iphone? we love teaching. we love reaching these kids. >> on the east bay institution in a race against time. and good evening, i'm jeff ranieri in the weather center. warm today, but not quite 90 degrees in the east bay. we topped out at 89 in livermore and los gatos with 86 degrees. the giants game tonight, a cool one, not only fog, but temperatures in the 50s. we'll talk about when 90s return in 15 minutes.
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state parks will stay open at least for now. governor brown approved two bills to keep the state's 278
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parks open and ensure greater spending oversight. together the bills prohibit the state department of parks and rec from closing a park until july of 2014 to provide about $30 million in funding and give parks new fund raising tools. all of it in the wake of a scandal in which park officials hid nearly $60 million of extra cash at the same time when 70 parks were threatened with closure. san mateo county will get an expanded jail. the line of opponents stretch far and wide outside of the courthouse today where the supervisors voted to approve the $44 million project. more than 50 speakers argued against the expenditure insisting that everyone who breaks a law or is suspected of breaking one doesn't have to be locked up. >> going back to alternatives is like bail reduction. having different bail schedules. using o.r. as tools to release people. other alternatives such as ankle
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monitors. >> we want space in jails for programs, vocational training. >> the county says the women's jail in particular is overcrowded and outdated. >> all right. check it out. see if you recognize him. san jose police releasing surveillance photos of a man suspected of robbing at least two banks in the south bay. look at the photos. in both, the man is seeing wearing a baseball cap and a hoodie. the most recent robbery happened september 5th, the other, late august at a u.s. bank in san jose. in both cases, the man in the hoodie took off on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash. if you recognize the man, call the san jose cops. there's a lot of negative forces outside his door, but inside, it's a powerful place for so many people in east oakland. but now, this long-time martial arts studio is struggling to stay afloat. >> one, two, three.
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>> i just teach. i love teaching. we love teaching. we love reaching these kids. ten, eleven. >> the walls at the east oakland martial arts studio tells stories. >> eight, nine -- >> the trophies from his days as a kung fu champion. words of empowerment read by thousands of students who attended his academy. >> many of my kids are children of children that have brought their kids back down. >> owens and his wife mary manage to keep the school going even when the economy tanked right after taking out a loan to fix the leaky roof. but then the killing of four oakland police officers, two right outside his door. >> -- now since the police killing right in front of our school, it just went straight down and it was hard to hold on to students. >> reporter: this summer, the couple squared up with reality. >> and we realized we couldn't hang on anymore.
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have to -- so we announced august 26th to the students we were going to have to let the business go. three. >> reporter: but long-time students are now rallying to help the owens keep the building, recalling the times when they refused to turn her away even when she couldn't pay for classes. >> so all that training that i got, i gave that to my children and my nieces and my sisters and my nephews, and it just spiralled. >> go. >> reporter: the bank gave owens until october 11th to come up with a financial plan. he figures he can survive if he can sign up 60 new students by then. >> years ago, me and my wife offered him to move into a more plush area over on grand avenue. but his heart is here. >> one, two, three. >> reporter: through it all, the teacher has become a student. he's learned how many lives he touched in 40 years.
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>> sometimes i'm wondering like, i don't even know what i'm doing. i could make more money driving bus. you know? and then when these type of stories come, i say, well, yeah. >> nbc bay area news. a police officer is one of several people hurt after a fire in south san francisco. the two-alarm blaze happened late last night on a duplex on grand. it was controlled in about 45 minutes, but four people suffered smoke inhalation. luckily, they'll be okay. seven people displaced. what sparked the fire is still under investigation. there was smoke, but no flames. tonight, investigators think they know the cause behind a b.a.r.t. shutdown two weeks ago. the agency stopped a train near the civic center station in san francisco on september 16th. after passengers heard an explosion on the train. producing an electrical arc which caused a bright flash of
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light and loud sounds in addition to smoke. two complaints and no equipment was significantly damaged. >> i know by my house itas warm today. >> 48 degrees out in livermore and pleasanton, not record setting, but anywhere from 5 to 7 degrees above average. right on point. 76 in santa rosa, 75 in san rafael, and 73 in redwood city. live mix of temperatures, the coastline, plenty of hot air trapped. we're starting to see los angeles cool down after some hot weather most recently, but on the weather boards right now, it's all about the bay area down to monterey where some of the coolest weather continues. 50s and 60s from san francisco to san mateo and the east bay, we're finding the most widespread contrast and temperatures. 64 in hayward, 59 in oakland, and head over to livermore and we have 80 degrees right now. let's take you outside of that live hd camera.
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clear skies in san jose when it comes to the cloud cover pretty much, we do have a lot of haze in the atmosphere, that pollen's going to go up as temperatures increase, as we look out towards oakland, you can see that haze and tracking low cloud cover for tonight. let's get a look at the marine layer and also the fog, it is extensive all the way down to the south bay, that will provide a picture that's going to be very similar to what we have this morning. the north bay should be shrouded in cloud cover. here's the thing you want to know in the forecast throughout the next two to three days. high pressure's going to build offshore. this will produce some 90s here across the interior valleys of the bay. temperatures 10 to 15 degrees above average. also increasing the fire danger. more of an offshore wind developing especially by friday, saturday, and also sunday. great news when it comes for the temperatures to the upcoming weekend. a little bit of a concern there on the fire front. mid to upper 70s by the bay for your wednesday and upper 80s to near 90 for the interior valley.
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three-day forecast, low 90s wednesday, thursday, friday, hotter weekend coming our way. all this hot weather, we take a look at the fall outlook. we are under an el nino watch. potentially colder storms coming especially throughout november, december, and january. we'll have more coming up in the full seven-day forecast. >> we'll see you then, jeff. a change coming to the airport. it has temporarily closed one of the two commercial runways while construction is done on an adjacent taxiway. x marks the spot so there are no mistakes. the closure will last three weeks and it shouldn't impact flights coming through the airport. >> we do not anticipate any impact to safety, to air carrier operations or flight schedules during the closure period. >> airport spokeswoman that you saw there was because of a slight shift in airport traffic. some neighbors in the south may notice a change in the way the planes are flying overhead.
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>> okay. did you see it or at least hear about it? some are calling it the fail mary from local amateur referees to sports fans and even president obama. we'll have reaction to last night's controversial call by the replacement referees. and peanut butter recall involving trader joes expands. other brands now involved. and surprise, below the surface, the historical find here in the bay area.
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a red hot silicon valley electric car maker is running a little low on juice tonight. shares of tesla motors falling by 10% after the bay area said it's maker fewer than they initially planned. less revenue prompting investors to sell. and how about this? top executives from google are taking shots at apple. former ceo eric schmitt says
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apple should've kept google maps instead of replacing it with a home built version for their new phone. the switch happened on apple's latest software update and many iphone users say the new map system isn't as accurate as google maps. schmidt said apple would have to approve google maps for the updated system before the app becomes available on the iphone 5. he says that isn't expected to happen any time soon. well, it's not exactly buried treasure, but it is buried history. construction crews have unearthed the massive foundation of the old san francisco city hall, which was destroyed in the 1906 earthquake. the ruined 300-foot tall dome and the wreckage beneath it became a symbol of the great quake, even finding its way on to postcards of that era. workers doing landscaping on hyde street near fulton found the remains earlier this month. they're managing the excavation. when they are done examining the ruins, the landscaping project
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will be back up and running. >> amazing what's beneath us, huh? still ahead, the important report about medicare prescription drug plans. leon panetta takes new steps to stop sexual assaults in the military. and the president addresses the u.n. his comments about the embassy attack that killed bay area native chris stevens. and our reality check segment. will the new death penalty proposition really save california money? we crunch the numbers for you. [ laughter ] [ girl ] wow. you guys have it easy.
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it is a controversial debate. 14 people have been executed in california since 1976. with the cost to taxpayers in the billions according to some
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estimates. >> in tonight's reality check, sam brock examines proposition 34. that's a ballot measure that would eliminate the death penalty in california altogether. tonight we look into whether or not the claims are true that the passage would reap windfalls of money for the state. >> good evening. for seconds, indulge me, put aside your preconceptions, forget the ideology of capital punishment. let's concentrate on one simple question here, will californians save precious state dollars by abolishing the state death penalty altogether? and if so, by how much? >> it's become a fiscal nightmare. >> reporter: author and architect of the modern day death penalty system in california. it's a system he actually constructed as a young prosecutor that has now evolved in his own words to complete dysfunction. >> every death case requires two lawyers. every death case requires multiple private investigators. every death case requires multiple expert witnesses.
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it gets incredibly expensive. >> reporter: it's an expense that according to the most comprehensive study performed to date by appellate judge in 2011 has racked up some $4 billion for california since 1978 largely through higher incarceration costs for death row inmates and a lengthy appeals cost. >> let's have a reality check here. >> reporter: jen scully is the district attorney and the leading voice against abolishing the death penalty. she points out while they are on average a little more expensive, there's no way to accurately predict how much money california taxpayers would save through abolition. and some costs, she says, whether it's in effect or not are just plain sunken. >> the appeals won't go away. now that appeal is going to go through the district court first and then the supreme court. nothing is going to change with respect to that. >> so how about our own reality
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check in the midst of this black hole of competing data and differing perspectives. well, the state's legislative analyst office did its own empirical study gathering data from the department of corrections as well as various agencies that handled the appellate process. here's what it found. >> an estimated $100 million to $130 million a year just to maintain the death penalty with the margin of error in tens of millions of dollars. the state hasn't been efficient in the use of the system despite having the largest death row population in the country. 724 inmates ahead of the likes of florida and texas. california has executed only 14 people since 1976 compared with 73 in florida and 485 in the state of texas. and the cost of the death penalty as noted in the story are in dispute. what's not disputed, taxpayers do bear a burden and california has lagged way behind the rest of the country in utilizing the
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system efficiently. >> thank you, sam. part of our investigative team doing our reality checks in a series for us. >> i'm so immensely excited to be here. and at a time when the state is completely influx from a policy standpoint, economic standpoint, national elections that affect everybody, the fact i'm being tasked to figure out fact from fiction is quite a noble endeavor and i'm really looking forward to it. thanks for having me. >> good. glad to have you here. let's talk about school districts now. all of them around the state are busy working on contingency plans. if the two tax ballot initiatives proposition 30 and 38 failed to pass. districts have been dealing with financial difficulties for years, $20 billion has been cut from education in the last few years. now they're scrambling to do more with less, including cutting the school year by up to five days, maybe even up to 15. >> we have one of the shortest school years in the modern global economy.
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to go from 180 days down to 162 days is unthinkable, but districts are actually planning to do that. >> opponents of the tax hike prop say the threat of more cuts to funding and to the school year is simply a way to gain support for those measures. from the bay area and beyond, thousands of people are taking part in national voter registration day. nowadays it's quick and easy. a nice turnout in downtown oakland where congresswoman barbara lee led a voter registration drive. many people registered the old-fashioned way, but event organizers are also spreading the word that online registration is now available. the alameda county registrar voter says he's seen a spike in registration since the new system went online last week. >> now you can go online and register to vote, which is a very good system. it's long overdue in california and it was just rolled out about a week or so ago. and we're getting as many as 500 people a day that are taking advantage of that online registration feature. >> if you haven't done so, now's
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your chance. 42 days until the election and the last day to register to vote in that election is october 22nd. at the u.n. in new york today, president obama condemned anti-american rioting in the middle east and demanded a crackdown on extremism. he went to the u.n. first as president, but also as a candidate. >> reporter: president obama aimed his u.n. speech at american voters. and at most muslims who he said do not hate. >> i would like to begin today by telling you about an american named chris stevens. >> the u.s. diplomat who loved libya but who was murdered there, his u.s. consulate in benghazi burned. >> there are no words that excuse the killing of innocents. there's no video that justifies an attack on the embassy. >> there was no sympathy from the president, but calls for a deeper look into the causes of anti-u.s. muslim rioting and
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demanded muslim leaders do more now. >> it is time to marginalize those who even when not directly resorting to violence use hatred of america or the west or israel as the central organizing principle of politics. >> reporter: iran's president ahmadinejad yesterday called for elimination of israel. >> make no mistake, a nuclear armed iran is not a challenge that can be contained. >> reporter: netanyahu publicly pushed mr. obama to threaten force against iran. he didn't. >> america wants to resolve this issue through diplomacy. and we believe that there is still time and space to do so. >> reporter: mitt romney was in new york say not enough good jobs in muslim nations leads to radicalism. he promised aid to promote private industry. >> nothing we can do as a nation will change lives and nations more effectively and permanently than sharing the insight that lies at the foundation of america's own economy. >> reporter: it's the u.s.
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economy that president obama once seen as his main focus. steve handelsman, new york. britain is reportedly set to extradite the most recognizable extremist to the united states. a european court decision yesterday cleared the way for terror suspects to be extradited after an eight-year legal battle. he faces terrorism charges including allegedly helping set up a terrorist training camp in oregon and having a hand in kidnapping westerners in yemen. the men could be deported within weeks. they argue that long sentences in the u.s. would amount to inhumane treatment. but the court did not agree. he now faces life in prison in the united states if convicted. too many sexual assaults in the ranks. the high rate is prompting defense secretary leon panetta to take action. panetta has ordered each branch of the army, navy, marine corps, and air force to improve
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prevention training. the goal is to make training better and more uniform. panetta says since so many assaults go unreported, there may have been as many as 19,000 attacks just last year. still ahead here at 6:00, military leaders take on the obesity epidemic. their concerns for national security. and it's the play everyone's talking about, the football controversy that even the presidt is weighing in on. and good evening, i'm jeff ranieri, we'll start with low clouds and fog even for the interior valleys and then temperatures do warm up quite a bit for the inland areas with upper 80s to near 90 and also air quality begins to suffer. how hot it will get in the seven-day forecast. this is a lot of food for 4 bucks.
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yeah... think they made a mistake?
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i don't know - maybe. the fried cheese melt is back for just 4 bucks. 1 of 4 big 4-dollar meals on the 2-4-6-8 value menu. only at denny's. open all night.
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29 cases in 18 states including california. tonight the trader joes salmonella scare is expanding more than just peanut butter. the company that distributes the peanut butter is recalling dozens of peanut products, including archer farms, open nature, and one sold at fresh and easy and sprouts farmers market. the products have a best buy date between may 1st and september 23rd. for a complete list go to nbcbayarea.com. shop around when it comes to medicare drug plans because some of them have seen double digit rate hikes. a report out by the advisory firm says 7 of the 10 most popular prescription drug plans have hikes to their monthly premiums. that challenge is a recent white house report that projected announced premiums would stay the same in 2013 with a $30 per
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month average. a group of retired military leaders is raising concerns about the epidemic. the group called mission readiness released a report today that says 400 billion calories of junk food are sold in the nation's schools each year, that's the equivalent of 2 billion candy bars. they want junk food booted out of schools, they say it's contributing, of course, to childhood obesity and also being overweight or obese is the leading medical reason why young adults cannot join the military. >> all right. jeff joins us now with a sneak peek -- can i talk about the weekend? >> why not. not until thursday, we can't talk about it. >> i was going to bring that up. how are you feeling about the hot weather coming our way? >> i like it. >> let's talk about it. >> i know sometimes, you know, you don't want the heat. but it's going to be coming our way. look at the cloud cover moving in with fog. we'll have details on how hot it'll get coming up in a few.
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what are you going to be for halloween? it's coming up. that question not just for kids anymore. a new survey says a total of $8 billion will be spent on decorations, costumes, and of course, candy. that's a ten-year high. the greatest increase in sales, though, comes from adult costumes.
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also adult parties, it's up $2 million. a quarter of those surveyed are still saving money by making their own costumes and spending less on candy for the kids. >> we should do what the "today" show does. we should all switch roles. i'll be you, you be jeff. >> one of you's stuck being me. >> i'll be jessica. >> i was like, don't look at me. >> your costume is going to be cotton candy? >> big cotton candy. >> my whole body. >> you've got to at least bring in pictures. we had 76 in santa rosa, 75 in san rafael, much cooler in the north bay, back in the east bay, hot, 89 in livermore. even warm down in the south, 84 in santa theresa, and 82 in san jose. and that 89 in livermore, not record-setting, but about 5 to 7 degrees above the averages. we would have to hit today 101 in livermore to break that record. that would have been way too hot
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for us. but overall when you look at it, 21 out of 25 days this month temperatures above 80 degrees. it was above average, at least so far this month. right now, we're starting to see temperatures slide well below average at the coastline. 58 in san francisco, also 58 in san mateo and 59 in oakland. that's a function of the fog, but also have sunshine out here tonight. let's take you to that from our live hd sky camera network. and what we have happening is some haze building and the pollen increase and high pressure aloft helping to push all this down to the surface. it's somewhat unhealthy out there, at least in the air quality levels. and out in san francisco, we're tracking that fog that continues to roll in for tonight. let's get you back to the weather boards. the fog is very extensive from the north bay down to the south bay. you woke up with a lot of cloud cover in the north bay and it's going to be a repeat performance as we head into wednesday's forecast and also more low clouds for the peninsula and the south bay. here comes high pressure. this is unusually strong, it's more like july and august kind of weather that's going to build
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in as this continues to get closer each and every day, the next two or three days, not only warm weather for us, but slightly offshore winds that will also increase our temperatures at the coastline. it may mean some beach weather for some of you, but overall it's going to increase that fire danger. few dangerous concerns. 80s and 90s, anywhere from livermore to pleasanton, back by the bay, we could see temperatures soar up into the 80s as we head to thursday, friday, and saturday, that's when we're going to start to be on the increase. 5:00 a.m. tomorrow, shows low clouds for the south bay, the coastline and the peninsula. can't rule out some of the low cloud cover back in the east bay. we'll have that sunshine up in santa rosa, north amerivato, no day once we get over the fog. however, with temperatures increasing in the south bay, we'll that air quality starting to suffer. 84 in san jose, 89 in gilroy, 90
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in los gatos, and pleasanton, we do think we'll hit that in livermore. 83 in the casto valley and 70s for alameda and hayward. and for most of the coastline, we'll find 60s. we do expect 70 degrees. your three-day forecast has low 90s wednesday, thursday, and friday inland, and i know this is really hard to believe here, but all of our forecast models pinning mid-90s as we head into saturday and sunday. we're being conservative with those numbers, doesn't look like triple digits, but we could rule out 98, 99, definitely some pool water mixed in there. and by next tuesday, we'll see a dramatic drop off in temperatures and maybe a few showers by next wednesday. we'll wait to see what that forecast does tomorrow, but i'm amped up. i want some rain. >> and she wants some heat. >> i know. >> we're all good. >> we'll shift around the bay area, we'll be just fine. >> thanks, jeff. did you see it? the blown call at the end of last night's game.
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nfl replacement refs have been criticized, players, fans, and even the president urging the nfl to settle the labor dispute. everyone wants the real refs back in action. what's the problem? here's nbc bay area's kris sanchez. >> reporter: the botched call in the last eight seconds made this catch a touchdown instead of an interception was a heartbreaker, and not just for the players on the field but the fans of the nfl who said they've watched the replacement referees from making questionable calls to changing the outcome of a game. >> they're going to lose respect of the fans eventually. >> reporter: there were hundreds of thousands of tweets about the referee lockout including one from president obama. the online site sportsbook.com offered to refund bets on that seahawks/green bay game. and a new jersey state senator said he would issue a ban replacing referees in his state. there must be more at stake than mere money. >> the fact that the league would put up with this kind of damage to its image tells me
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assuming rational behavior, there must be something the officials are asking for that is just unacceptable. >> reporter: referees want a higher salary than the current average of $150,000 a year. the refs want to keep their pensions instead of switching to a pay-in plan like a 401(k). they want to hire more referees and for the referees to work full-time instead of part-time as they do now. fans are saying it's time for the two sides to work something out. >> come on, let's take care of the guys who are going to take care of the players. >> reporter: especially if regular referees can prevent knockout hits like this one on sunday. this fan, a high school referee himself says it's time for fans to exercise their own power to end the lockout. >> unfortunately, i think it's going to take a boycott. >> reporter: that may be more than some nfl fans are willing to do. >> no, i love the game so much. i don't think i would. >> reporter: now he's hoping that the season will be decided by the players on the field and
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not by the referees. nbc bay area news. boy, this replacement ref issue is just very controversial right now. >> yeah, jessica. those are currently the two dirtiest words in sports, replacement refs. and the uproar over the controversial call that gave the seahawks a win over green bay isn't close to quieting. it could not only have playoff implications it flat out cost people money. the odd makers say at least $300 million changed hands when the referee ruled this pass a touchdown rather than an interception. but they also missed an obvious call that would've nullified the entire play. wisconsin state senator tweeted out the phone number of nfl commissioner roger goodell's office and espn is reporting goodell received more than 70,000 voice mails.
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the league would not confirm that with us. and the players are not even worrying about fines over criticizing the officials and tweeting their disbelief over that outcome. jonathan goodwin called the call, "the biggest blunder in the history of sports." and wanting to know if the players are starring in a buffalo wild wings commercial. he was out with family in ohio and asked did he miss anything on monday night football? well, the giants may have clinched the division in the nl west, but there's still work to do to prepare for the postseason. that's a team he struggled against recently. more out at at&t park with more on what else the team needs to do to get ready. jamie? >> reporter: now that the giants have clinched the division, their new challenge becomes staying sharp, focused, and keeping that momentum going into the playoffs. for the manager, that means not
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limiting his starting pitchers to pitch counts and try to win as many games as possible. >> it is back to business. you're right. we'll be playing this game the way it should be play and that's the way of playing hard out there and that's the only way to do it. and you want to keep that hopefully momentum and edge going. we've been playing great. our goals are different. winning the first round and then the second, hopefully, and going to the world series and becoming champions. we've got to go one step at a time. >> reporter: i also asked the manager when we can expect to see him start adjusting his rotation in anticipation for the playoffs. he says we can expect to see tweaks soon. he also expects to make a decision regarding melky cabrera and what the team plans to do once he's eligible to return.
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nbc bay area news. and dusty baker revealed today that he did suffer a small stroke last week while in chicago. the former giants manager and current cincinnati manager was treated at a local hospital for an irregular heartbeat. he suffered the stroke while he was being discharged from the hospital. bak baker's back in cincinnati and expected to make a full recovery. that's great news, though it's not known when he'll return to the dugout. we certainly wish him well. and the a's face the rangers' tommy malone on the hill. jack hamilton is going to send this one to right and brandon moss can't make the stop. that means two score and the rangers take a 2-0 lead. the late scratch, top of the second with two on, derek barton gets a double, moss scores, a's pull within one, and chris carter in the fourth, hits a solo shot, his 16th of the season. a's still keeping that momentum going. game currently tied 2 in the top
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of the sixth. and we'll have highlights tonight at 11:00. but raj and jessica, the nfl replacement refs, can't get over. this is a situation they're going to have to rectify soon. you can feel the tension continuing to build. >> hopefully sooner rather than later. you can watch sportsnet central on comcast bay area tonight at 10:30.
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take a look. unbelievable video out of russia tonight where a well-placed dash board camera caught action as two trucks crashed. wow, while one turned left right in front of the other, the impact sent the second driver
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through his windshield and on to the pavement. look again, he landed on his feet and we're happy to say he was unhurt. this video has gone viral. >> that is remarkable to see. well, coming up tonight at 11:00, young athletes sidelined permanently by concussions. now actions parents can take after the injuries to prevent even more damage. that's tonight after a new episode of "parenthood." >> more local news coming up in three minutes from now at 7:00. >> recap of all the day's top stories, plus a look at the nfl debacle from the replacement refs, league, commissioner, fans, it's just crazy and we'll have a talk. >> there's a safety issue, the refs can't regulate the helmet to helmet contact. >> the safety issues, the integrity, the whole thing. we'll talk about it coming up. >> thanks a lot. thanks for watching us tonight. we hope to see you back here at 11:00 as well. >> good night.
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